Shoplifting is not a harmless accusation.
What may seem like a just a minor stupid choice can turn out to ruin your ability to get a job in the future unless you hire the right law firm.
Many people arrested for shoplifting do not appreciate what is at stake until it is too late. They do not realize that they run a high risk of becoming victims themselves — victims of a system that would brand them not only as a criminal, but also as a thief for the rest of their lives.
With 80 years of combined experience defending clients in North Texas, our criminal defense attorneys know that sometimes the person who suffers most is the person accused of even the most-petty crimes: Such as shoplifting. You want an experienced lawyer with a history of success working on your case.
Result: CASE DISMISSED. Charge: Theft. Client was not a U.S. Citizen, and faced deportation back to Africa if convicted. State of Texas vs. A.Y. .
Result: CASES DISMISSED. Charge: Theft. State of Texas vs. S.K..
Result: CASE DISMISSED. Charge: Theft over $50. Client was caught in possession of stolen property and accused of shoplifting. State of Texas vs. J.H. .
Do not take Shoplifting charges lightly.
Maybe you think that the worst consequence of a guilty plea or conviction for shoplifting is the embarrassment you feel. Think again. Shoplifting, like other theft offenses, is considered a “crime of moral turpitude.” A conviction for shoplifting is like an indictment against your character, one that will almost certainly impact your employment opportunities forever.
Contact Pelley Law Office, L.L.P., For Answers And Straightforward Advice
We encourage you to contact our offices immediately if you or someone you care about has been arrested for shoplifting or another theft crime in North Texas. Your initial consultation with our experienced criminal defense lawyers will be free. Do not wait. Call us at 972-608-0335.